Khimki vs CSKA Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Arena Khimki (Khimki).
Khimki’s return to the top tier will start with a clash at home against the team that finished the last season at the fourth spot in the table. The teams will meet after a gap of 11 years and CSKA Moscow will have the upper hand in the fixture.
The host will come on the back of Russian Cup fixtures in their schedule after getting promoted to the top tier last season. They had two matches and lost their last clash on the road to Zenit with a 1-0 scoreline in the schedule.
CSKA Moscow will aim to continue the winning streak in their h2h history with the host. They have a better experience of the league and are also one of the strongest contingents in the mix. Besides, they will visit after a 2-0 win at home against Tambov from the last clash in the schedule.
Khimki vs CSKA Moscow Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor is unbeaten in all their meetings since 2005.
- Four of CSKA’s overall six wins came as the host of the clash.
- Three of their last five matches have seen both teams score.
- Their previous encounter was in 2009 and it gave a 2-1 home win for CSKA.
Khimki vs CSKA Moscow Prediction
Khimki is not intimidating enough to put the visitors off their game. Their h2h history dating back from 2005 to 2009 goes around the winless record for the host. Besides, CSKA Moscow has better squad strength in the top tier with their experience.
The away win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters. Since it is their opening match, the host is likely to concede in the game. CSKA will probably lead in either half of the game, which is another useful tip in the fixture.
Khimki vs CSKA Moscow Betting tips
CSKA Moscow to win @ 1.57 (4/7).
To win either half: CSKA Moscow @ 1.40 (2/5).